News Wire | Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022

Zelensky Will Meet With Biden in Washington and Address Congress, Officials Say

By Michael D. Shear & Emily Cochrane | The New York Times (free)

President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine will meet with President Biden at the White House on Wednesday and later deliver a prime-time address to a joint session of Congress, a daring trip abroad intended to reaffirm American support for his country, White House officials announced late Tuesday night.

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Mexican Ambassador Expelled From Peru Over Meddling Claims

Associated Press (free)

In a roller-coaster day for Mexico’s relations with Peru, Mexico announced Tuesday it had granted asylum for the family of ousted Peruvian president Pedro Castillo. Hours later, Peru declared the Mexican ambassador to Lima persona non grata and ordered him to leave within 72 hours.

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